Caught in the middle of US-China rivalry, Asian countries are stockpiling powerful new missiles

Asia may be sliding into a dangerous arms race as smaller nations that once stayed on the sidelines build arsenals of advanced long-range missiles, following in the footsteps of powerhouses China and the United States.China is mass producing its DF-26 – a multipurpose weapon with a range of up to 4,000km – while the US is developing new weapons aimed at countering Beijing in the Pacific. Other countries in the region are buying or developing their own new missiles, driven by security concerns…